Movember is a global charity event to raise awareness and funds for men’s health; in fact, their motto is ‘changing the face of men’s health’.
Within Australia, all funds raised will go towards Beyond Blue (to support men with depression) and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. So far, Australian men and their supporters have raised over $12,950,000.
As for David and Ben, both are having fun being part of Movember and hope to make a difference for Australian men.
“What many people don’t appreciate is that close to 3,000 men die of prostate cancer each year in Australia and one in eight men will experience depression in their lifetime – many of whom don’t seek help. The Trustee realises this could include men who are AvSuper members, which is why two of our Directors chose to get personally involved in Movember by putting down their razors for the month,” said Michelle Griffiths, CEO of AvSuper.
** It is not too late to be part of Movember 2009 – you can donate by clicking on either name above and be in the running for prizes, too. Remember, donations over $2 are tax deductible.